September 2014 Newsletter
From Our Blog
Need a Little Motivation to Kick Off the Year?
Those of us in the accessibility arena face a new year filled with opportunities and challenges. One challenge is the issue of motivation for administrators, key staff, faculty, and students.
New Cheatsheet: Creating Accessible Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets
GOALS is releasing a new cheatsheet focused on creating accessible Excel spreadsheets in Windows Excel 2010-2013 (Windows and Mac).
News and Resources
7 Things You Should Know about IT Accessibility
EDUCAUSE released a two page PDF resource that outlines the importance of IT Accessibility in higher education.
Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners Results
WebAIM (a partner with GOALS) recently published the results of their online survey of over 900 web accessibility practitioners.
Fighting Their Way into Medical School
A student whose admission to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences was revoked because he was deaf will start classes this fall, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.
Anti-social: Feds Wonder Why Social Media Companies Drag Feet on Accessibility Issues
Few social media companies attended the FCC‘s “Accessing Social Media” event signaling a lack of commitment to accessibility from social media companies.
Cloud Computing: Potential, Pitfalls for People with Disabilities
As cloud computing becomes mainstream, it is important to consider the implications for users with disabilities.